Today is bloggers day to draw attention to the bees - see here. As this blog has highlighted bees are vanishing in alarming numbers.
There have been many articles in the past on this blog - here are a few of interest - or click on th label below for all of them. One of the key interests I have has come from talking and working with the Stroud-based Global Bee Project - there interest is all the hundreds of solitary types of bees as opposed to just the honey-bee which most folk focus on. See some of these articles:
How to make a bee house